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Trump wades into racial tensions with visit to Kenosha

Trump wades into racial tensions with visit to Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump dove into the latest eruption in the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice with a trip Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the objections of local leaders. The city has been riven by protests since the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man hit seven times in the…

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Sheriffs Slam Governor’s Plan to Curb Portland Violence

Sheriffs Slam Governor’s Plan to Curb Portland Violence

Portland, OR (AP) — A plan by the governor of Oregon to use sheriff’s deputies from surrounding counties to help patrol Portland following the deadly shooting of a right-wing Trump supporter was sharply criticized by law enforcement. They said it wouldn’t end the “cycle of violence” in the city that’s approaching 100 consecutive nights of…

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Biden to blame Trump for violence in Pittsburgh speech

Biden to blame Trump for violence in Pittsburgh speech

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Biden is mounting a more aggressive offense against President Donald Trump with a rare public appearance in Pittsburgh, where he’s expected to say Trump is contributing to the violence in the streets nationwide. Biden will accuse Trump of forfeiting “any moral leadership in this country.” Biden says Trump can’t stop the…

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In China’s Xinjiang, Forced Medication Accompanies Lockdown

In China’s Xinjiang, Forced Medication Accompanies Lockdown

Beijing, China (AP) — The government in China’s Xinjiang region is imposing draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including physically locking people in homes and arresting those who do not comply with strict quarantines of more than 40 days. Some residents are forced to swallow traditional Chinese medicine, according to government notices, social media posts…

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Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations

Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights advocates have begun gathering to highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thousands gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have…

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